KOMPSAT is the first joint spacecraft development project for the South Korean aerospace agency KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute). Its payload will contain several scientific instruments as well as a Ka-band communications device. TRW and Korean engineers will work together to develop the spacecraft. Spacecraft: KOMPSAT is based on TRW's Eagle class of light weight, modular spacecraft. It will have 3-axis stabilisation with dual solar arrays. Payload: The KOMPSAT payload includes a 10 m resolution CCD imaging system which will be supplied by Litton Itek Optical Systems. TRW is supplying a low resolution camera for ocean and Earth resources monitoring. Other scientific instruments will include a device to measure Earth's ionospheric and magnetic fields and a high-energy particle detector.
TRW contract September 19 1994 for $ 32 million.
TRW and Korean engineers would work together to develop the spacecraft. KOMPSAT was based on TRW's Eagle class of light weight, modular spacecraft.
Korean Multipurpose Satellite; carried an ocean color sensor developed by TRW and particle detectors. KOMPSAT was built by the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) based on a test model built by TRW; it used the TRW STEP Lightsat bus and had a mass of around 500 kg, with 73 kg of hydrazine fuel.